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Re^2: CAN YOU FIGURE THIS OUT?

by jimbojones (Friar)
on Mar 30, 2005 at 14:36 UTC ( #443471=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: CAN YOU FIGURE THIS OUT?
in thread CAN YOU FIGURE THIS OUT?

This guy didn't ask for help.

He asked if we could figure out the posted problem. That's a distinction, yes, but an important one. The impression I got reading the OP was that the poster thought that "if I throw this up on this Perl site I just found, maybe someone will bite and give me the answer."

Now, if the OP had said ... "I'm taking an intro programming class, the teacher is no good, here's my problem, and here's what I've tried so far ... " Even if what he'd tried was "here's the formula for converting F to C".

I've gotten great responses here to problems that were killing me, and I thank the Monks for that. Asking for help is not the problem. Asking for the Monks to invest effort when the OP hasn't ... that is a problem.

- jim


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